$10.01 Bankroll reached!

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The above is my first cash game on Pokerstars and after 99 hands I had turned my $2.83 into $5.01 and that was all I needed to break the $10 barrier in lifetime winnings!

I ran cold as you like on the first 10/20 hands but was far too passive and got sucked out a few times on the river. Took advantage of the fact that I was perceived as loose passive and called down some big hands in the middle section. Unfortunately, halfway through when I hit quads, my image meant that my min bet was seen as a huge show of strength and everyone folded. Damnit! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, in two weeks I’ve turned 0$ and a couple of freeroll entries into $10. Let’s hope I can double that up in the next two weeks. To be fair, seeing people on the 0.01/0.02 games, I think you only need to find a couple of aggressive nutters per day to win a couple of bucks. 5 days later you’ve doubled up your $10. I do like the 0.25 SnGs but I think my game is better on the cash tables. Or at least, your opponents are ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next step – off the laptop, onto the main PC for MULTITABLINGZ!



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Whilst not on target for $1000 by the Feb 2010 (I don’t play enough apparently, according to that trend I’ll need to play about 5000 games!!!!) things are still ticking away nicely.

I also figured out if I could find a way to avoid sleeping, eating and bad beats – I could earn nearly enough to live on.

mmmm … ๐Ÿ˜‰

From my phone!

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Just a quick post to let you know I clawed my way back with 2 top 5 finishes and a 3rd and am back on track to keep that bankroll growing.

Also to let you know that I can now blog from my phone so you can expect more regular updates. Lucky you ๐Ÿ˜›

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Beers + Pok3rz != Profit

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Pride comes before a fall and beer comes before a loss. Fuelled by a new sense of self belief, and several beers and a half a bottle of red wine, I jumped online and managed to lose 80% of my bankroll in three tourneys!!

I must learn about bankroll management at some time.

Hopefully I’ll be able to pull some of the loss back today – here goes … ๐Ÿ˜€

This Poker Business is E-Z

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$0 invested
$3.38 returned

That’s …. an INFINITE ROI!!! I pwnz0r t3h W0rld!

Still, based on winning $2 a day, I’ll come up short of $1000 by next year. On a % win however, I’ll be there very quickly. Any hints and tips from me to you?


’nuff said

And a yaboo sux0rz to the chap who knocked me out in 2nd position in my last SnG … damn flush draws ๐Ÿ˜› (Actually – ncm ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

T3h Pok3rz

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I am officially a professional poker player as of this weekend!

To quote The Free Online Dictionary on the subject :


1. a. Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession: lawyers, doctors, and other professional people.
b. Conforming to the standards of a profession: professional behavior.
2. Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career: a professional writer.
3. Performed by persons receiving pay: professional football.
4. Having or showing great skill; expert: a professional repair job.

Whilst I definately fall outside of the scope of 1,2 and 4 – I’m actually getting paid to play. Well I’m winning so I’m calling that my ‘wage’

So – how much is a professional like myself earing? I entered two freerolls recently (meaning you don’t have to pay to play) and in the first one I finished 31st out of 4438 players and won … wait for it … $0.90!! Obviously most of it I am having sent offshore for tax reasons but I’m going to keep some to try and grind into a little more.

The second freeroll I donked out just after making the money as it was late O’Clock, the Super Bowl was on and I was ab-so-lute-ly knackered so I won $0.25 for finishing in 550th position!

So now I am a wealthy, independant poker player with over $1 to my name. Who knows how much I can parlay this into?

My aim? $1000 by this time next year. I’ll keep you posted how I get on!